Special Displays 2019 - Quilt Show Reno
Quilts by Judi Madsen
quilting journey started in 2002 when she made her first
baby quilt using a simple strip piece method, she loved
piecing so much that she made of 15 variations of the same
pattern. After that, she became hooked to the quilting
In 2004, Judi's mom, Gayla and her decided
to start a longarm business and bought an A1 Elite Longarm.
There were no dealers in their area at the time, so they had
to set up the machine and learn how to use it without any
help. This provided Judi the opportunity to learn
"free-motion" quilting because she had no idea how to quilt
In 2008, after a few years of peddling
Judi's patterns to quilt shops and learning how to quilt -
Judi and her husband Clint decided to take her hobby and
make it their full-time business. The result of that is
Judi always wanted to
be considered a quilt pattern designer, but her talent in
longarm quilting grew into her own very unique design style.
She has published two books with AQS publishing, Quilting
Wide Open Spaces, 2013 and Secondary Quilting Designs with
Judi Madsen, 2016 which include her own quilt designs
coupled with her quilting designs. These books provide the
best of both worlds - piecing and quilting. Her design style
and love of quilting have provided the opportunity to teach
students from as far away as Australia, Canada, Norway and
in the USA. She was named Teacher of the Year in 2016 at
MQX, New Hampshire. A wonderful honor, since the students
pick the winner. In 2017 Judi created her own online
presence at judimadsen.com
Judi has continued to
refine her quilting style and loves sharing quilting with
"Star X-ing" Picture, courtesy of American Quilter’s Society
PRINCE - Cherrywood Challenge 2018
Rogers Nelson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1958. A
son of a pianist and a jazz singer, he wrote his first song
when he was just seven years old. Prince was a musical
innovator who was known for his eclectic work, flamboyant
stage presence, extravagant dress and makeup, and wide vocal
He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
in 2004. He has sold over 100 million records worldwide,
making him one of the best-selling music artists of all
His iconic film “Purple Rain” was filmed in
Minneapolis, home of the legendary First Avenue nightclub.
Even though Prince could have lived anywhere in the world,
he still called Minnesota home up until his untimely passing
Paisley Park, Prince’s studio, home and now museum,
is just 200 miles from the Cherrywood Studio, making this an
obvious choice for our fourth contest.To
honor Prince's philanthropic history, a portion of the
proceeds will be donated to The Juvenile Diabetes Research
Foundation, The Crossing Arts Alliance, and other charities.
Inspired by the National Parks: Celebrating 100 Years
National Parks Flora Quilts, National
Parks Fauna Quilts
This special exhibit displays
a collection of quilts that were created to celebrate the
2016 Centennial Anniversary of the National Park Service.
Their quilts are shown for each of the 59 U.S. National
Parks. The quilts feature the landscapes, flora and fauna,
from Acadia in Maine to American Samoa, and many points
Enjoy the wide range of depictions and
interpretations from a broad variety of fiber artists. Some
of these artists are members of Quilters Unlimited; other
artists reside in other states and countries. Some are
internationally-known, others are novice quilters. All of
the artists who participated in the project enthusiastically
share a passion for America’s Best Idea: the National Parks.
The sample images show the art
quilts created to honor Rocky Mountain National Park:
Barbara Hollinger’s landscape, Nancy Evans’s aspen, and
Catherine Kane’s mountain lion are featured. The quilts in
this collection offer a wide range of styles, techniques,
interpretations, artistry and materials.
Heat vs Ice/Cold/Frozen
Are you getting hotter?
Feel the sweat on your brow?
Need some ice?
It’s not a hot flash…
It’s Quilts on the Wall’s Challenge: HEAT
Images, warm color pallet bring the artists’ HOT HOT HOT inspirations to life.
Think hot chocolate
in front of a fire warming your chilly nose.
the window pane.
The sparkle of snowflakes and
shimmering ice crystals on a waterfall.
Snow on the
mountaintop and chickadees wintering in the trees.
You’re getting colder, colder, colder
A study in contrast - Juried by Kathleen McCabe
By Quilts on the Wall Fiber Artists -
22 Quilts in all (13 Heat and 9 Cold)
Quilt titles: The Promise In A DesertSunrise by Sharon Jaeger / Blue Ice by Vickie Bohnhoff
OURstory: Human Rights Stories in Fabric
In 1948, the
United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human
Rights, which delineated the rights to which all humans in
all countries should be entitled.
This collection of
42 art quilts was created by artists from six different
countries and celebrates the heroes who fought for rights
long denied to various groups of people and the events that
drew the attention of news media and the public.
Curated by Susanne Miller Jones
2nd Annual Fabric-Chicks Trash to Treasures Challenge
This spectacular Viewer’s Choice
Awards Challenge will be on display during the 2019 Quilt
Show Reno. We invite all patrons to take the time to vote
for their favorite entrant. Winners will be announced
Saturday, June 22th at 2:00 pm and the prizes awarded.
Entrants began with a “Trash Scrap Bag” from
Fabric-Chicks, Minden, NV. They were asked to take a photo
of their “Trash Scrap Bag” contents before beginning their
challenge. The photo would be submitted along with their
final project.Click for details and application info
Fabric-Chicks Quilts for Wounded Warriors and Veterans
display of quilts made for the Wounded Warriors & Veterans
sponsored by Fabric-Chicks and host the Patchwork from
Nevada Quilters- which is an amazing group of women who have
volunteered for over 10 years. Over 100 quilts were donated
The mission of the Quilts for Soldiers is
to cover ALL war wounded and injured service members and
veterans touched by War with comforting and healing Quilts.
Whether injuries are physical or psychological Quilts for
* If you are interested in
participating in this program, please contact Fabric-Chicks
and we will provide you
with a kit, or you can create and donate your quilt.
Many more to come.....